April 14 / 14.30 Down Royal

14.30

Soft

Adare Manor Opportunity Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5643.48
  • 2m 3f 170y
  • 15 runners
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Adare Manor Opportunity Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 15 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

14/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.80
  • Place: £2.10

Form: 068604

Last run: 82 days

W: 10st 6lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Well held off this basement mark of late, none too fluent when staying-on remote fourth over 2m1f here last time; cheekpieces now fitted and needs to improve greatly for them.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

5

10th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 100y

19:20 Downpatrick

OFaolains Glory

11st 11lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Ian Patrick Donoghue

jumped well, set good pace, 8 lengths ahead halfway, reduced lead 2 out, pushed along after last, tired and much reduced lead towards finish

5/1

1st

5

10th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 100y

19:20 Downpatrick

OFaolains Glory

11st 11lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Ian Patrick Donoghue

jumped well, set good pace, 8 lengths ahead halfway, reduced lead 2 out, pushed along after last, tired and much reduced lead towards finish

5/1

2nd

6

24th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 4f 110y

19:05 Bellewstown

OFaolains Glory

11st 9lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Ian Patrick Donoghue

led, jumped slightly right 4th, headed after 2 out, left in second last, kept on, no match for winner

5/2

4/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 000061 CD

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict
Off the mark over C&D last month, clear with runner-up when edging it on the post; 7lb rise looks okay and likely has more to offer.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

8

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 7f 55y

17:50 Downpatrick

Jacenry

11st 8lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: D Harvey

in touch with leaders, dropped to midfield 3rd, headway on outer approaching last, weakened run-in

5/1

7th

8

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 7f 55y

17:50 Downpatrick

Jacenry

11st 8lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: D Harvey

in touch with leaders, dropped to midfield 3rd

5/1

2nd

6

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 170y

14:30 Down Royal

Jacenry

11st 6lb

J: Patrick M O’Brien

T: D Harvey

prominent, pressed winner when jumped slightly right 4th

4/1

OUR TIP

16/1

  • Place: £6.30

Form: -3369F

Last run: 187 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Flat winner has run well at times over hurdles but hasn't progressed and first run since taking a fall at Punchestown in October.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

8

(9)

13th May 2024

Good

1m 4f 40y

18:55 Roscommon

Scott Lang

9st 8lb

J: Jack Cleary

T: Paul W Flynn

Placed over hurdles last month so in fair form and he was a 1m5f winner at Navan on good ground, albeit more than two years ago; on a competitive mark.

7/1

4th

8

(9)

13th May 2024

Good

1m 4f 40y

18:55 Roscommon

Scott Lang

9st 8lb

J: Jack Cleary

T: Paul W Flynn

Placed over hurdles last month so in fair form and he was a 1m5f winner at Navan on good ground, albeit more than two years ago; on a competitive mark.

7/1

3rd

2

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 170y

14:30 Down Royal

Scott Lang

12st 0lb

J: Benjamin P Kennedy

T: Paul W Flynn

in touch with leaders, prominent after 6th

16/1

Form: 5/8255 BF

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 2lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Three years since her sole success (2m6f, soft); returned this season after 20 months off, pick of form when second in 2m1f handicap here on soft; faded quite tamely over this trip behind Jacenry on latest.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

11

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 7f 55y

17:50 Downpatrick

Stockdale

11st 1lb

J: Tom Harney

T: Patrick Eugene Turley

soon led, clear 2nd, much reduced lead halfway, faced challenge run-in, headed final 110yds, no match for winner

14/1

2nd

11

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 7f 55y

17:50 Downpatrick

Stockdale

11st 1lb

J: Tom Harney

T: Patrick Eugene Turley

soon led, clear 2nd, much reduced lead halfway, faced challenge run-in, headed final 110yds, no match for winner

14/1

4th

9

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 170y

14:30 Down Royal

Stockdale

11st 2lb

J: Tom Harney

T: Patrick Eugene Turley

Three years since her sole success (2m6f, soft); returned this season after 20 months off, pick of form when second in 2m1f handicap here on soft; faded quite tamely over this trip behind Jacenry on latest.

12/1

Form: P35F50

Last run: 90 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
Now 0-11 hurdling, recent handicap efforts modest; handicapper relenting but remains opposable.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

12th

15

4th May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

18:30 Punchestown

Tipp For Mac

12st 0lb

J: Dan Blanchfield

T: Thomas Cooper

Not a bad run at Down Royal last time but looks up against it on these terms.

33/1

12th

15

4th May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

18:30 Punchestown

Tipp For Mac

12st 0lb

J: Dan Blanchfield

T: Thomas Cooper

Not a bad run at Down Royal last time but looks up against it on these terms.

33/1

5th

4

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 170y

14:30 Down Royal

Tipp For Mac

11st 9lb

J: Cian Cullinan

T: Thomas Cooper

Now 0-11 hurdling, recent handicap efforts modest; handicapper relenting but remains opposable.

10/1

Form: 7-660

Last run: 126 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Beaten a fair way in 2m4f maidens and handicap debut at Cork offered little.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

7

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 170y

14:30 Down Royal

Barryroe Madam

11st 4lb

J: Diarmuid Moloney

T: Brian M McMahon

Beaten a fair way in 2m4f maidens and handicap debut at Cork offered little.

20/1

6th

7

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 170y

14:30 Down Royal

Barryroe Madam

11st 4lb

J: Diarmuid Moloney

T: Brian M McMahon

Beaten a fair way in 2m4f maidens and handicap debut at Cork offered little.

20/1

11th

8

10th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:15 Cork

Barryroe Madam

11st 6lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Brian M McMahon

Beaten a fair way in 2m4f maidens, latest over C&D; probably best watched now on handicap debut.

25/1

Form: 53P405

Last run: 39 days

W: 10st 6lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Some bumper promise before switched to Britain, placed in a Hexham novice her best effort; well held in Catterick claimer last month and now debuts for new yard with tongue tie tried.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

14

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 170y

14:30 Down Royal

Noble Annys

10st 6lb

J: Peter Smithers

T: R K Watson

Some bumper promise before switched to Britain, placed in a Hexham novice her best effort; well held in Catterick claimer last month and now debuts for new yard with tongue tie tried.

14/1

7th

14

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 170y

14:30 Down Royal

Noble Annys

10st 6lb

J: Peter Smithers

T: R K Watson

Some bumper promise before switched to Britain, placed in a Hexham novice her best effort; well held in Catterick claimer last month and now debuts for new yard with tongue tie tried.

14/1

5th

7

6th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 156y

Class 4

14:15 Catterick

Noble Annys

11st 0lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Wilf Storey

Ex-Irish maiden who is inconsistent; has made the frame twice for current yard but suffered a heavy defeat last time; far from solid and faces a difficult task at the weights to boot.

25/1

Form: 0059U1 CD

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Returned from a spill over fences to get off the mark in C&D handicap hurdle last month, seeing it out well under well-judged ride to assert late on (pair clear); 7lb rise fair enough and should again be thereabouts.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

11th

8

17th May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 90y

19:20 Kilbeggan

Perfect Pupil

11st 12lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Stephen McConville

Unseated mid-race on chase debut in March; won a low-grade handicap hurdle at Down Royal next time but was tailed off on his return visit; opposable on balance.

20/1

11th

8

17th May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 90y

19:20 Kilbeggan

Perfect Pupil

11st 12lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Stephen McConville

Unseated mid-race on chase debut in March; won a low-grade handicap hurdle at Down Royal next time but was tailed off on his return visit; opposable on balance.

20/1

Form: 6-0PP7

Last run: 50 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
Handicap form so far disappointing and still to convince over this trip.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

10

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 170y

14:30 Down Royal

Portnacoo

10st 12lb

J: John Shinnick

T: Jamie Albert Sloan

Handicap form so far disappointing and still to convince over this trip.

14/1

9th

10

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 170y

14:30 Down Royal

Portnacoo

10st 12lb

J: John Shinnick

T: Jamie Albert Sloan

Handicap form so far disappointing and still to convince over this trip.

14/1

Form: -87646

Last run: 22 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Initial hurdles promise, failed to progress for Gordon Elliott; bought at Caldwell dispersal for a modest 8,000euros and pick of form for new connections when fair fourth in Thurles maiden hurdle; tongue tied now added to hood worn the last twice and top-weight opposable.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

8

24th Apr 2024

Yielding

3m 0f 116y

19:40 Bellewstown

Malton Groove

11st 5lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

towards rear throughout, no extra when badly hampered by faller 2 out

20/1

14/1

Form: F0U7U0

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
Poor Flat maiden and only glimpse of form hurdling came on better ground last summer.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

9

6th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 180y

13:35 Down Royal

Kalsman

11st 4lb

J: Alex Harvey

T: Liam Lennon

midfield on inner, weakened before 2 out

100/1

9th

9

6th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 180y

13:35 Down Royal

Kalsman

11st 4lb

J: Alex Harvey

T: Liam Lennon

midfield on inner, weakened before 2 out

100/1

4th

5

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 2f 185y

16:50 Downpatrick

Kalsman

11st 4lb

J: Thomas Reilly

T: Liam Lennon

towards rear, not fluent 4 out, headway approaching last, ran on and went fourth run-in, not reach leaders

50/1

Form: 700

Last run: 99 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Beaten a long way in three maidens, debut run was mildly encouraging; opening mark looks on the high side but unexposed.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

15

15th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 0y

20:00 Tipperary

Spatman De Cerisy

11st 5lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Paul Nolan

Was unfancied when beaten a long way on last month's handicap debut over 2m4f at Down Royal.

25/1

3rd

15

15th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 0y

20:00 Tipperary

Spatman De Cerisy

11st 5lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Paul Nolan

Was unfancied when beaten a long way on last month's handicap debut over 2m4f at Down Royal.

25/1

12th

5

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 170y

14:30 Down Royal

Spatman De Cerisy

11st 7lb

J: Conor Smithers

T: Paul Nolan

Beaten a long way in three maidens, debut run was mildly encouraging; opening mark looks on the high side but unexposed.

12/1

16/1

Form: 0-07UP

Last run: 35 days

W: 10st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Dual point winner is 0-7 hurdling, in the process of running a big race when unseating off the home bend over 2m4f at Punchestown on penultimate; stamina test too much at Limerick latest so drop back to 2m4f should suit.
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Verdict Starting price

13th

13

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 170y

14:30 Down Royal

Joes Turn

10st 6lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: R P Rath

prominent early, dropped to midfield when reminders and weakened after 4 out

16/1

Form: 314590 CD

Last run: 10 days

W: 10st 6lb

13 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Veteran a four-time hurdles winner, including over C&D and more recently over 2m5f at Fairyhouse in November; held by the handicapper of late but now down to last winning mark so one to consider.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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14th

12

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 170y

14:30 Down Royal

Glenabo Bridge

10st 6lb

J: James Duggan

T: Oliver McKiernan

in touch with leaders early, midfield when not fluent and pushed along 5th, weakened and dropped to rear after 6th, tailed off before 3 out

12/1

14th

12

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 170y

14:30 Down Royal

Glenabo Bridge

10st 6lb

J: James Duggan

T: Oliver McKiernan

in touch with leaders early, midfield when not fluent and pushed along 5th, weakened and dropped to rear after 6th, tailed off before 3 out

12/1

11th

28

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 2f 180y

16:15 Naas

Glenabo Bridge

10st 9lb

T: Oliver McKiernan

Third reserve; running okay in defeat of late but probably needs further these days.

Form: 439113 C BF

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
Much improved to record wins at Ayr and here (2m1f) in December with cheekpieces fitted; solid third off 8lb higher at Leopardstown last month, having travelled well; not sure if this return to 2m4f will suit however.
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11th

2

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 7f 55y

17:50 Downpatrick

Gamigin

11st 12lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: Noel C Kelly

towards rear

12/1

11th

2

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 7f 55y

17:50 Downpatrick

Gamigin

11st 12lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: Noel C Kelly

towards rear

12/1

15th

3

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 170y

14:30 Down Royal

Gamigin

11st 12lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Noel C Kelly

Much improved to record wins at Ayr and here (2m1f) in December with cheekpieces fitted; solid third off 8lb higher at Leopardstown last month, having travelled well; not sure if this return to 2m4f will suit however.

11/2

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta €26.50
Straight Forecast €26.43
Tricast €334.13
Trifecta €536.90

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Jacenry

POSTDATA:

Gamigin

The Irish Sun:

Scott Lang

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Stockdale